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July 24, 2007

Sonex Aircraft Unveils Electrically-Powered Proof Of Concept SportPlane

Plug and Play - And It's Good For The Environment

The crowd surrounded the small yellow Sonex plane at AeroShell Square, waiting for answers. Electric? Ethanol?

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Avidyne Intros MLB700 Weather, Satellite Radio Receiver

Brings WSI InFlight Weather, Sirius To Avidyne EX500, EX5000 MFDs

At a Tuesday gathering at AirVenture 2007, Avidyne Corporation unveiled its new MLB700 Broadcast Datalink Receiver for WSI InFlight weather service and Sirius Satellite Radio programming, expanding the range of weather and digital audio programming options available for Avidyne EX500 and EX5000 multifunction displays (MFDs).

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Garmin Adds ADS-B To Its Mode S Transponders

GTX 33, GTZ 330 Now Include Capability

Pilots want it... the FAA wants it... so ADS-B appears to be here to stay. Garmin International announced this week at AirVenture 2007 the advance of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics in the general aviation market segment, by enabling its GTX 330 and GTX 33 transponders with 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (ES) transmission capabilities.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.24.07

Eclipse CEO Vern Raburn, On The ECJ Single Engine Jet Concept

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.24.07 (ANN's Special Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.07 (ANN's Special Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What's In Store For The ECJ?: 07.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn.)

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Firefighting Helo Down In California, One Lost

Pilot Delivering Water To Ground Firefighters

A Bell 205 helicopter helping fight a forest fire went down in the Klamath National Forest in Yreka, CA Monday, killing the pilot.

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Hilton Software Intros WingX 2.5

Adds DUATS Capability, Fast Animated Radar

Hilton Software LLC recently released WingX 2.5 for Pocket PCs and Pocket PC Phone Editions.

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Voyager FPS And ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For 07.24.07

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you get to the fabled land of Oshkosh... with a little help from our friends!

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.07

Eclipse shows its knack for showmanship at Oshkosh.
Cirrus Design's next big thing is an LSA.
And Diamond's DA-50 makes its public debut.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.24.07

Eclipse shows its knack for showmanship at Oshkosh.
Cirrus Design's next big thing is an LSA.
And Diamond's DA-50 makes its public debut.

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ANN Special Feature: Vern Rayburn, Eclipse Aviation - 07.24.07

Enjoy this condensed presentation of Eclipse CEO Vern Rayburn's comments to the press after his surprise arrival at AirVenture in the new, single-engine Eclipse Concept Jet.


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Cessna Unveils The SkyCatcher!

Cessna Unveils the SkyCatcher LSA... check out the details with Aero-TV!

Cirrus Joins The LSA Movement! Check Out The SRS!

Cirrus Design has unveiled their LSA entry barely 24 hours after the aviation world got a gander at the Cessna SkyCatcher... the LSA business looks like it's heat ing up!


Epic Expands Lineup Of Experimental And To-Be-Certified Aircraft

Both Williams, P&WC Powerplants To Be Used

Aside from the unquestionably high performance of each product it produces, Oregon-based Epic AIR appears somewhat torn between selling fully certificated aircraft, and experimental-category kitplanes.

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Maule M9-230 Diesel Makes First Oshkosh Appearance

Aircraft Specializes In Off-Airport Efficiency

Maule Air's M9-230/235 made it to Oshkosh this year, and in near-final form.

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From The Odd Airplane File: The Norseman

This Was One BIG Bird In A Barn!

The Vintage area at Oshkosh is a wonderland of aviation history, and every plane has a story. Among them, you'll find a rare Noorduyn Norseman. This particular bird is no exception.

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Fixers Fix Pilots In A Fix At AirVenture 2007

It Takes All Kinds To Repair All Kinds

It's happened to all of us, and it doesn't take much: a fouled plug, spongy brake, or a corroded electrical connection. It's enough to spoil a day of flying around the home field, but what happens when you're at AirVenture?

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Debate Over Alternative Fuels Continues at Oshkosh

Ethanol Debate Fuels Discussion

A panel of experts from various corners of General Aviation gathered in a forum Monday to discuss how "alternative" fuels might benefit the GA community. Three presentations were made, each representing a different alternative fuel.

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New Slogan for ATL? Here Kitty, Kitty

Carrier Says Losing Pet Is Rare; Is Determined To Find The Missing Pet

The next time you're flight is delayed at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, occupy your time by keeping a sharp eye out for a feline on the lam.

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Beleaguered Symphony Aircraft Hopes To Return To Production Soon

New Ownership Coming Soon... In One of Two Ways

On behalf of Symphony Aircraft, investor Lou Simons presented the AirVenture crowd with a look into the not-so-distant future during its opening day press conference at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Simons is currently the largest investor in Symphony... which has had financial trouble in the past, and is under liquidation proceedings in Canada.

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Undercover Report Uncovers Security Weaknesses At PHX

Airport Security Expert Calls Findings A "Frightening Situation"

While the cat's away, the mice play at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. That's according to an investigation by ABC affiliate KNXV-TV Channel 15 in Phoenix, which recently wrapped up an undercover investigation at PHX that focused on the four-and-a-half hour time frame at night when airport security is turned over to a private company.

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Aviat Aircraft, Forward Vision Announce Joint Venture At Oshkosh 2007

EVS-100 FLIR To Be Optional Equipment On Husky

In a joint news conference Monday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Aviat Aircraft and Forward Vision announced the Forward Vision EVS-100 (Enhanced Vision System) will be available as optional equipment on new Aviat Huskys and as a retrofit item for existing Husky aircraft, making Aviat the first GA aircraft manufacturer to offer the system.

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Jeppesen Offers Pilots Chance To Leave Charts Behind

Chart/Training Publisher Embraces The Tech Trend At OSH

Following the wave of new technology sweeping the grounds at OSH this year, Jeppesen announced a new series of GPS training courses -- and part 91 pilots can make the switch to electronic charts with a sense of security.

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New EAA Program Aims To Draw New Pilots To The Fold

Learn to Fly!

Yeeeehhhaaaaaa! Welcome to a whole new world of aviation, sport pilot. The signs at the new "Learn to Fly" area of the EAA tent proclaim the excitement for the "new" Sport Pilot Certificate.

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Airport Employees Charged With Drug Trafficking Through Toronto Airport

Four Also Charged With Stealing From Passenger Luggage

The Toronto Airport Drug Enforcement Unit (TADEU) arrested and charged eight people with drug related offenses Thursday for the importation, exportation and trafficking of approximately 85 pounds of ecstasy tablets, about six pounds of cocaine, 8 pounds of marijuana and $106,000 cash.

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USPS Is There To Serve At Oshkosh

Got Mail?

They come in as a trickle on Monday, build to 600 a day, and conclude with the two veterans who staff EAA's US Post Office wrapping and mailing anything from landing gear to propellers to outlet purchases that can't fit into the plane.

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T-6 Pilot Makes Emergency Landing Near Friend's RV On Wisconsin Highway

No One Injured In Sunday's Incident

They are pilots and friends and should have met up on the grounds of EAA's AirVenture and not in the middle of Highway 41 Sunday.

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OX-5 Pioneers Soldier On

A Blast From The Past... Not Far From The Latest And Greatest

As the latest Very Light Jets and Light Sport Aircraft shared the limelight on the opening day of AirVenture 2007, a tent on the edge of the antique/classic aircraft parking area served as a time machine for those who may yearn for a simpler time.

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Emergency Landing For JetStar In Three Week Old A330

Fuel Injector Warning System Shut Down Engine In Second Glitch of Flight

This is why new aircraft come with warranties. A brand-spanking new Airbus A330 -- only three weeks off the assembly line -- hasn't gotten off to a very good start so far.

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Astronaut Adds To Celestial Junkyard

Refers To Discarded Junk As "Majestic"

A 1,400-pound, refrigerator-size ammonia tank and a 200-pound camera mounting were thrown into orbit off the International Space Station Monday when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided the items were garbage and could not be brought back to Earth.

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STS-120 Bringing Harmony To Space Station

First US Pressurized Component Added Since 2001

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration say the space shuttle Discovery and the STS-120 crew is all set to increase the size of the International Space Station in October.

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Dubai Aerospace Announces Takeover Bid For Auckland International Airport

Shares Remain Well Below Offered Price

Auckland International Airport Ltd. investors didn't react with much enthusiasm after Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announced its intentions to purchase between 51 percent and 60 percent of the airport Monday.

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Seawind Says 300C Amphibian Just a Few Tests From TC

First Five Cleared For Assembly

The Seawind 300C design nears VFR Type Certificate from Transport Canada and the FAA, needing only to complete a few tests in the spin matrix.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.24.07)


What the men on Guadalcanal went through is hard to imagine for those who were not there. Thousands of miles from home, the Americans on Guadalcanal were under near constant attack from the land, sea, and air, with few supplies or support from the outside.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.24.07): Bug


A movable marker on a flight instrument that may be set to reference a particular indication on the instrument. Examples are heading bugs, altitude bugs and airspeed bugs.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.24.07)

"We kind of reject the notion that bigger is better. What you’re seeing is an evolution of a marketplace. Think of this as a small sport sedan, such as a BMW 3-Series."

"As with a 5-Series BMW, owners of aircraft like this expect a certain level of luxury. [The DA50] is a great plane for anybody who wants more space, luxury, and performance." Sources: Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn and Heike Larson, VP of Marketing for Diamond Aircraft, respectively. In a somewhat odd coincidence, both compared their company's latest aircraft -- the Eclipse Concept Jet and Diamond DA50 -- with automobiles built by Bavarian Motor Works. 

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'Van' Talks About His RV12 LSA Prototype

Cessna has an (now) does Cirrus... BUT what does the master homebuilder of homebuilders have up his sleeve with the RV12?






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